GEORGE NEWS - Wilderness couple Sue and Richard Ledger celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday 11 February, and after the regular Friday afternoon game, their friends in the croquet section of the Wilderness Bowls Club raised a glass to their future health and happiness.
Richard, a geography teacher from PE, met Sue, a qualified nurse from the US, while skiing in Canada.
The couple travelled via North and South America to South Africa in 1970, where they settled in PE and had two children in three years.
In 1974 Richard obtained his HOD and started teaching at SACS High School in Cape Town. Sue worked at Groote Schuur for two years before crossing to commercial orthopaedics for 15 years.
Richard had a successful teaching career and for some years chaired the SA Teachers Association and the Association for the Learning Disabled.
Sue returned to nursing and they moved to work in the UK in 2004, during which time they did a 15-country, round-the-world-trip. In 2006 they moved to Wilderness and became involved in the WRRA where both campaigned for road improvement.
In this capacity, Sue suggested a traffic island for Wilderness East and became involved with opposition to the rerouting of the N2 over Island Lake.
Their son Dion, daughter Jeanne and granddaughter Eryn look forward to seeing more of them when they relocate to Cape Town in a few months, after a life full of world travels and adventures.
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